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The fifth edition of this highly regarded text explains all the basic principles relating to Scots criminal law, taking account of ongoing changes in substantive law, including the continuing influence of human rights.

The fifth edition takes account of latest case law developments and important new legislation including the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019 and the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019.

Coverage is also given to the establishment of the Scottish Government's Victim Taskforce to focus on a victim-centered legal approach, trauma informed practice and key aspects of the legal response to gender-based violence.

The main common law and statutory offences are covered under the following sections

- Offences against the person
- Social protection offences
- Property offences
- Offences against the state and administration of justice

Table of Contents

Part I General Principles
1 The sources of Scots criminal law
2 Principles of liability
3 Strict liability offences
4 Corporate criminal liability
5 Causation
6 Parties to crime
7 Inchoate crimes
8 Defences
Part II Offences Against the Person
9 Assault
10 Homicide
11 Sexual offences
Part III Social Protection Offences
12 Social offences
13 Road traffic offences
Part IV Property Offences
14 Theft/Reset
15 Robbery
16 Fraud/uttering
17 Embezzlement/extortion and bribery
18 Malicious mischief
Part V Offences Against the State and Administration of Justice
19 Offences against the state
20 Offences against the administration of justice

Product details

Published 25 Aug 2022
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 5th
Extent 320
ISBN 9781526523334
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Andrew Cubie

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Adrian Cottam

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